Liberty U students protest Falwells' comments on gender

Upset over comments on gender identity made by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and wife Becki Falwell, around 30 students protested at the Christian college's campus

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Upset over comments on gender identity made by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and wife Becki Falwell, around 30 students protested at the Christian college's campus.

The News & Advance reports Wednesday's rally followed Friday's Conservative Political Action Conference roundtable featuring the Falwells and Donald Trump Jr.

In reference to a new granddaughter, Becki Falwell said the family is "not letting her have a choice" in determining her gender identity because "God decided she would be a girl." Jerry Falwell said the baby would carry a doll, just as his sons "always had guns in their hands." Trump responded, "Hashtag me too."

Protest organizer Addyson Garner called the comments transphobic and said Trump reduced the #MeToo movement to a joke.

University official Scott Lamb said the school has no comment.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/